Security

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Home Security

The following is advice from various reliable sources:

Lock external doors including porch, conservatory and patio doors. Do not leave keys in locks.
Lock windows, especially overnight.
Lock & secure sheds & outbuildings and use curtains or otherwise cover windows.
Lock garden gates.
Secure oil tanks.
Do not leave valuables or keys on display inside or out.
Review insurance. Keep a record of valuables - photograph, note serial numbers. Consider marking property with UV.
Consider a burglar alarm & ensure it's working properly.
Consider CCTV & ensure it's turned on and recording, particularly overnight.
Be discrete about plans to be away - in person & online - but work with neighbours to be vigilant.
Report suspicious activity.